Mapping Boreal Collective

Consisting of Canadian-based photojournalists Rafal Gerszak, Aaron Vincent Elkaim, Brett Gundlock, Jonathan Taggart and Ian Willms, the Boreal Collective is committed to the documentation of injustice and inequities that exist environmentally, socially, culturally and politically in Canada and abroad. Boreal is devoted to revealing impactful and compelling narratives, from front page news stories to topics … Continue reading

Mapping Belgrade Raw

BelgradeRaw is a collective of five photographers showing a different Belgrade. We don’t care about common touristic & glam stuff, instead we focus on real people and places. Our goal is to help build a better, more open and honest image of our city. For that purpose, we use the following: Our website, to showcase different sets … Continue reading

Mapping TerraProject

TerraProject Photographers is an Italian collective of documentary photographers founded in Florence in 2006. TerraProject currently has four members: Michele Borzoni, Simone Donati, Pietro Paolini and Rocco Rorandelli. Coming from diverse educational backgrounds, the photographers of the collective complement each other in the various aspects of their photographic work, from project managing to distribution. In … Continue reading

Identity Politics & Flaneurie

  Living in the Middle East can feel as if a hard news cycle dominates your life. For weeks, Middle Easterners were glued to their television sets–a virtual marriage to al Jazeera, riveted by the Egyptian struggle. Because of my new pregnancy I could not go to Egypt–as much as it killed me inside not … Continue reading

cycle, motion and people. our puzzle starts to fit

Today was a mini meeting of minds for the photography collective as we try to get a cohesive strong video piece  ready for 2 weeks time (eek!!) Developing from our last ideas on the key words, we began to put the different pieces of the puzzle together. The pieces being our photographs, the puzzle our … Continue reading


With a two months old baby on my left, the Egyptian revolution on al-Jazeera on my right, and the laundry to be folded in front of me, I’m still trying to discover the best way of flaneurism???    

ramping up to the festival

The festival is not that far away now and as it fast approaches we’re getting more exciting about seeing the other collectives as well as our own final piece. So far we have a test video that  is starting to make our collectives work join together, it’s still in it’s infancy, but it’s shaping up … Continue reading

Preparing to flân

We’ve been thinking about street photography this week. In the concise Oxford Hachette French-English dictionary, the translation of the verb ‘flâner’ is simply to stroll, dawdle, or idle. Inject some Benjamin or Baudelaire into this dry definition, and you get the more poetic Flâneur, who “has been portrayed in the past as a well-dressed man, … Continue reading

did I become a voyeur in my flaneur state?!

Researching about the flaneur through the Collectives Encounter blog before the first shoot The Photography Collective did, gave me some ideas of what I’d like to explore. I was thinking about this idea of how you can wonder and gaze in one place but your mind can be elsewhere, I also started thinking about the … Continue reading

Mapping progress

As part of our engagement with Collectives Encounter 2011, we’ve agreed to blog about process. Over the holiday period, Wideyed and ASA were too busy with a funding application to ACE to even think about blogging, but the application was submitted this week so, now that we’ve (more or less…) recovered from that, we’re getting … Continue reading